Securities regulator laid 42 charges in 6 months to end-September this year, up 180% from same period in 2016, but commenced far fewer investigations.
Haruhiko Kuroda says global IT platform providers could pose systemic risk through holding vast amounts of data, adds to warnings on algo contagion.
Consultation is based on IOSCO principles, FSB recommendations, comes four years after 20 banks disciplined for benchmark manipulation.
Liquidity requires symmetric information, which is easiest to achieve when everyone is ignorant.
ESMA executive director Verena Ross says more than 200 non-EU trading venues have asked for exemptions from MiFID II post-trade transparency, position limits.
Inquiry to look into alleged misconduct in financial sector welcomed by banks, securities regulator, but not superannuation scheme operators.
Annual report into stability of financial system says domestic and regional lending improving, no signs of credit market overheating.
The wave of financial regulation about to wash over Europe and North America could eventually overwhelm Asian institutions.
Exchange consultation proposes move to T+2 settlement, simultaneous securities, money settlement in bid to prevent systemic risk.
Middle Eastern regulator has already approved one Singapore firm to provide credit services; Singapore firm won Fintech challenge.